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Accessible Agricultural Education

We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s agricultural workforce to ensure a vibrant industry that enhances rural prosperity.

Agriculture needs a diverse, innovative and adaptable workforce with updated technical and professional skills. However, barriers may exist for many in accessing post-secondary opportunities.

How CSU is Responding

Expanding Workforce Pathways by Engaging Youth  

  • Exploring college credit for FFA and 4H experiences 
  • Growing agricultural literacy at CSU Spur 
  • Immersing middle- and high-school students in problem-based learning at CAM’s Ag Academy 
  • Innovative partnerships with K-12 schools, like HORT 100 at Denver’s Bruce Randolph School. Read Story in CSU Magazine
  • Pre-entry summer bridge programs 

Developing Collaborative Partnerships

To meet learners where they are, even in profession

  • Delivery of 2+2, 3+1 and place-based programming – Current partners include Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University and CSU Pueblo; out-of-state partners being explored
  • Innovative curriculum including online, non-credit and micro credential opportunities